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USA tops Russia in Olympic hockey

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was a great day to be an Oshie (OH'-shee) in Sochi.
   
St. Louis Blues forward and Warroad, Minn., native T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout, including the game-winner as the U.S. men's hockey team downed Russia 3-2. Oshie twice extended the game with a shootout goal before beating Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF'-skee) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the eighth round.
   
International rules allow the same player to take multiple shots after the first three rounds of a shootout, and Oshie went 4 for 6 against Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF'-skee).
   
Kings netminder Jonathan Quick turned back 29 shots during the game and stopped five of eight attempts in the shootout.
   
Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski (pah-VEHL'-skee) scored in regulation for the Americans, who now lead Group A with five points heading into Sunday's game with Slovenia. Russia has four points.
   
Pavel Datsyuk (DAHT'-sook) scored two goals in regulation and another in the shootout for the Russians.

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